It has now been two months since I’ve had a haircut, which means I am a month overdue. Coming into church today I saw that the lights are on in my salon, but I’m going to resist the temptation, and I hope that you do, too. (Or be like Cameron and take matters into your own hands. Nice buzz cut, Cameron!). Seriously, I know that as we enter the sixth week of staying at home we may be getting a little stir crazy, but all the reputable medical experts seem to agree that it is far too soon to go back to normal.
So we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing, including Compline each night at 8 and Eucharist each Sunday morning at 10. Attached is the version of Compline we’ll be using this week.
And congratulations to MIchele and Tom Smither, who became first-time grandparents on Friday. Cameron Rose is the daughter of Mary and Grant Malear.
See you tonight at 8.
Gracious God, we pray for all affected by the coronavirus in this nation and around the world. Fill those who are ill with your healing and life-giving Spirit. Bless the medical workers and all who care for the sick. Bless the public health officials who work to contain the virus, and scientists who work to find a vaccine. Bless all whose livelihoods are affected, and those who have no one to care for them. Guide our leaders to make decisions based on facts, not fear. May our compassion not give way to panic, and may we always remember that in caring for one another, and for the most vulnerable among us, we are serving you. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.